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president trump returning to washington to a new flip flop on his legal team. how rudy giuliani contradicted himself on a key question from the special counsel. a low-life. >> omarosa on the outs with president trump. she will play the bombshellreco room. and the leaders of north and south korea announcing a summit in pyongyang. good morning. welcome to "early start."
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i'm dave briggs. >> good to have you back. >> how are you? >> i'm well. as good as can be at 4:00 a.m. good morning. president trump returns to the white house tonight. the white house called it a working vacation. special counsel's russia investigation top of mind. sunday, rudy giuliani told cnn if the president sits down questioned by mueller, he will deny he talked to james comey. >> the president said he never told comey he should go easy on flynn. comey says he did. if he goes in and testifies under oath, instead of this being a dispute, they can say it is perjury. if they elect to believe comey with what trump. >> contrast that to what he told
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abc in july. >> how is he a good witness for the president if the president was asking him or directing him to let the michael flynn go. >> he didn't say that. he said can you give him a break. >> which is it? the president never asked him that or did he? the president told him during that meeting, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting glieflynn go. he is a good guy. president trump is slamming his attorney general jeff sessions again. the president tweeting our ag is scared stiff and missing in action. the president also criticizes sessions for failing on acting on meetings with bruce steele and ohr. ohr's wife worked for fusion
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gps. serious concerns about security in the white house now we know former aide omarosa manigault newman was able to sneak a recording device in the situation room. omarosa appeared on "meet the press" and claimed the recording you are about to hear is chief of staff john kelly firing her last sees. >> i think it is important to understand if we make this a friendly departure, we can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation and you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it is very obvious threat. he goes on to say that things can get ugly for you. the chief of staff of the united states under the direction of the president of the united states threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. that is downright criminal.
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if i did not have these recordings, no one in america would believe me. >> chief of staff kelly told omarosa the concerns involved money and integrity issues. sarah sanders saying the idea of a staff member would sneak a recording device into the white house situation room shows a disregard for the national security and to brag about it on national television proves the lack of character and integrity of the former white house employee. breaking overnight. north and south korea agreed to a summit. the ministry says the summit is scheduled for september in pyongyang. this would be the first time a south korean leader has gone to north korea in a decade. protesters against racism out numbering the group of white
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nationalists. two dozen made their way from the metro station to a small stage for what was billed as the unite the right 2. they were shadowed the entire time by counter protesters and d.c. police. the nationalists speeches were drowned out by the anti-racist group. the white nationalists ended the program early and went back to the metro station. jason kessler, the speaker and organizer from last year, blames the low turnout on low gu-- logistical issues.
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and demonstrators expressing disgust with the police who were out in force throughout the city. heather heyer's mother spoke to cnn about the tribute to her daughter. >> i burst into tears when i first got there. there were people there traumatized because they were there last year. it was very challenging for them. one young man hugged me and could not stop the tears rolling down his chiefs. another one came up and said he had been -- his cheeks. another one came up and said he had been there last year. one finished her final surgery about a month ago and she walked up to hug me. >> police arrested four people at the charlotte protest. president trump posting a tweet ahead of the protest saying the riots in charlotte a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. i condemn all types of racism.
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peace to all americans. a bit of the departure from the comments from last year's united right rally when he said there were fine people on both sides of the conflict. >> he has spoken forcefully about nfl players taking a knee. the gop weighing options after chris collins suspended his re-election campaign on saturday. he was indicted on charges relatiing to insider trading. officials are considering nominating him for a clerkship. >> two strong trump supporters will try for the seat. one is carl paladino and one who
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came under fire for making racist comments about michelle obama. this may effect the ability of democrats to flip the house in november. president trump once again attacking harley-davidson. the president encouraging a boycott if harley moves production overseas. many plan to boycott the company. great. most other companies are coming in our direction, including harley competitors. a bad move. trump first criticized harley in june after it planned to shift production overseas. harley needs to avoid steep tariffs from the eu. the tariffs could cost harley $100 million a year. they are in response to the trump tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. raising costs for harley. two ways the trade policies are hurting this company. trump has threatened harley with
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higher taxes and warpned of a public backlash. his tweet came after hosting a bikers for trump rally over the weekend. you know, some of the production for harley was moving to asia even before the policies. that is the fast growing market. because the u.s. got out of tpp, the other trade deal, that makes it more expensive for harley. you see three ways the trump policies are hurting this company. >> regardless of trade policies. this is an odd dynamic to encourage a boycott of an american company because they made smart business decisions. >> never seen sliomething like that. ahead, how on earth was a man in seattle able to steal this passenger plane prompting a military response. what he told the control tower moments before the fatal crash. , .
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new concerns this morning about big gaps in airport security after a 29-year-old ground service agent stole a plane at seattle tacoma airport and took off without authorization and crashed in a wooded island with military jets on his tail. richard russell speaking to air traffic controllers before dying in the wreckage and flames. >> i have a lot of people that care about me and it will disappoint them to hear i did this. i would like to apologize to each and every one of them. just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. i never really knew it until now. >> cnn's kyung lah is in seattle with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. ntsb has resuffercovered the fl
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data recorder. it will be analyzed approximately mid week. investigators hoping to learn a little bit more about what was going on with the plane. this plane in the crash went through several hundred feet of trees. nothing is left of it, say investigators, other than one small wing section. the investigation shifting to 29-year-old richard russell. what was happening with the three and a half year horizon air employee. he had security clearance to be there as a grounds worker. he appeared happy at work. he posted video blogs of how many he enjoyed his -- how much he enjoyed his job. he was happily married according to his family. for them and the friends he had to hear the conversations he had with air traffic control. it is simply heartbreaking. >> it may seem difficult for those watching as home to believe, but beebo was a warm
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and compassionate man. as the recording shows, beebo's passion was not to harm anyone. >> reporter: before giving the stap statement, the family said a prayer. they said it is the farth thith is helping them. christine and dave. >> kyung lah. thank you. baltimore police say an officer caught on video beating a man video from saturday is disturbing. you see him pummeling him before pinning him to the ground with an arm across his neck. this started when the officers approached him to speak to him. officers are required to do that anytime they make contact with a citizen. the situation escalated when the man refused to provide identification. baltimore's police commissioner
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is disturbed. terrifying moments inside a las vegas clothing shop. police say it started over the weekend when the guard had an argument with his boss. he left the store and returned with a handgun. he tried to shoot the manager with no regard for anyone in the store. police shot the guard outside the store. no one in the store was later. the guard is being treated for multiple injuries. more than 10,000 people displaced from their homes as the holy fire continues to rage through southern california. promising news for firefighters this morning. that's next.
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firefighters making major progress battling the holy fire in southern california. as of a few hours ago, it is 41% contained. authorities have lifted evacuation orders. more than 11,000 people are under mandatory vevacuation. that is down from friday. the man suspected of starting the fire is held on $1 million bail. if convicted, he faces a maximum life sentence in prison. flash flood watches in the northeast this morning and more rounds of heavy rain ahead. we have meteorologist ivan cabrera with the latest. >> good morning. once again, the front that has been with us the last couple days in the northeast. we continue with the front and same weather until late tuesday
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and wednesday where we begin to breakout of the mess here which is a result in heavy rainfall. we have the flood watches impacting millions. it will not take a lot of rain to provide us with the potential for flooding here as this area of low pressure is developing along the front. that means we will enhance the rainfall to the point where we get 2 to 4 inches in the next couple days. the front finally gets a push to the east. by wednesday, we begin to clear things out and get sunshine back and look what happens to the temperatures. back to 90 before the next front comes in. not the only system we are tracking. by the end of the week with another one here. the temperatures recover nicely if you are missing the august heat, it is back. guys. >> ivan, thanks. exciting final round for tiger woods in the pga championship, but not enough to
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catch brooks koepka. it has been a decade since tiger last won a major. his lowest final round scoring in a imagine ever 64. >> what else would you expect? >> oh, the crowds love it. >> i saw him smile. i have not seen him smile in ten years. >> he finished second. two strokes behind the 28-year-old koepka who posted a 4 under 66 to win his second major of the year. the defending u.s. open champ captured three of the last four majors. he is beefy and a chess player inside. he has been brilliant. >> excellent golf yesterday. idris elba stirring and shaking james bond rumors th this -- with this tweet.
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he posted my name is idris. the producer of the bond flicks says it is time to bring diversity to the main role. elba says he is open to playing the role. he said it would be an honor. president trump returning to washington tonight. the chaos on two flight attendants. o -- on two fronts. one involving rudy giuliani and one with a former aide omarosa. we break it all down for you next. automatically adjusts. so you wake up ready to train for that marathon. and now, save up to $500 on select sleep number 360 smart beds. ends wednesday.
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president trump returning to washington to a new flip flop on
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his legal team. how rudy giuliani contradicted himself on a key question from the special counsel. a low-life. she's a low life. >> omarosa on the outs with president trump. she will play the bombshell tape she recorded in the situation room. and the leaders of north and south korea announcing a summit in pyongyang. we go live to seoul. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. omarosa once tweeted donald trump almost always produces high drama. we start with the president returning to the white house. following a week at the new jersey golf club that the white house called a working vacation. robert mueller's investigation perhaps top of mind in the west wing. sunday, rudy giuliani telling cnn if the president sits down for questioning by mueller, he will deny he directed james
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comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> the president said he never told comey he should go easy on flynn. comey says he did. if he goes in and testifies under oath, instead of this being a dispute, they can say it is perjury. if they elect to believe comey instead of trump. >> contrast that to what he told abc in july. >> how is he a good witness for the president if the president was asking him or directing him to let the michael flynn go. >> he didn't say that. he said can you give him a break. >> can you give him a break? which is it? the president never asked comey to give him a break or he did? the president told him during that meeting, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting flynn go. he is a good guy. i hope you can let this go.
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serious concerns in the white house now we know former aide omarosa manigault newman was able to sneak a recording device into the situation room. omarosa appeared on "meet the press." she claims the repocording you e about to hear is chief of staff john kelly firing her last december. >> i think it is important to understand if we make this a friendly departure, we can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation and you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it is very obvious threat. he goes on to say that things can get ugly for you. the chief of staff of the united states under the direction of the president of the united states threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. that is downright criminal. if i did not have these recordings, no one in america would believe me.
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>> chief of staff kelly told omarosa the concerns involved money and integrity issues. sarah sanders saying the idea of a staff member would sneak a recording device into the white house situation room shows a disregard for the national security and to brag about it on national television proves the lack of character and integrity of the former white house employee. breaking overnight. north and south korea agreed to hold a third inter korea summit. we have paula hancocks standing by live for us in seoul. >> reporter: christine, we know the summit with moon jae-in and kim jong-un will be held in september. we heard from the north korean side. a meeting today to discuss this. they have set a date, but have not publicized the date.
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the south korean side, blue house saying, we cannot imagine it would be too early on in september. that could be difficult. certainly this is an interesting development. it is something the south korean president said after he first met kim jong-un in april. he would be the third south korean president to visit the north korean capital. it would be the third meeting between the two men. this is the time when the relations appear between to be strengthening just as the u.s. and north korea relations are worsening. slamming washington for what it sees as unfair behavior saying that north korea has been making concessions and they would like some of the sanctions to be lifted. washington has consistently said they want denuclearization first and talk about sanctions. many officials, including secretary of state mike pompeo have questioned whether or not
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there has been steps to denuclearization. reports suggesting the nuclear missile program is progressing. christine. >> thank you. protesters against racism vastly out number a small group of white nationalists demonstrating across from the white house. two dozen white nationalists made the way from the metro takes to the stage for unite the right 2 rally. they were shadowed by a couple of thousand counter protesters and large contingent of police. the nationalists speeches were drowned out by the anti-racist group. white nationalists ended the program early and made an exit to the metro station.
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dozens more were injured last year in charlotte. in charlottesville, demonstrators gathered at the site where heather heyer was killed last year. they scribbled on the walls of nearby buildings. many speaking out against the police. and heather heyer's mother spoke out. >> i burst into tears when i first got there. there were people there traumatized because they were there last year. it was very challenging for them. one young man hugged me and could not stop the tears rolling down his cheeks. another one came up and said he had been there last year. one finished her final surgery about a month ago and she walked up to hug me.
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>> police arrested four people at the charlotte protest. there were no reported injuries. >> the president posted a tweet ahead of the protest saying the riots in charlottesville a year ago resulted in a senseless death and division. i condemn all types of racism. peace to all americans. a bit of the departure from the comments from last year's united right rally when he said there were fine people on both sides of the conflict. critics said the president has not expectly cspecifically conde supremicists. the gop weighing options after chris collins suspended his re-election campaign on saturday. he was indicted on charges relating to insider trading. officials are considering nominating him for a clerkship. one of the ways he could be replaced on the ballot. >> two strong trump supporters will try for the seat. one is carl paladino and one who
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came under fire for making racist comments about michelle obama. the collins scandal puts a heavily republican district in new york back in play and may affect the ability to flip the house in november. mondsanto will lose its firt trial. the jury awarded $289 million to a former groundskeeper. it ruled that roundup caused his non hodgkin's lymphoma. it sets up a legal precedent for the thousands of other cases claiming roundup caused cancer. the first case was the first to go trial because his doctor said he was terminal and dying plaintiffs can get expedited trials in california. in 2013, the w.h.o. said the th
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i thetheingr -- the chemical is canc cancer causing. and just ahead, how this man was able to steal a passenger plane and what he told the control tower moments before the fatal crash. it's great when you see a hundred orders come in, a hundred orders come in, but then you realize i've got a hundred orders i have to ship out. shipstation streamlined that wh the order data, the weights of , everything is seamlessly put into shipstation, so when we print the shipping ll everything's pretty much done. it's so much easier so now, we're ready, bring on t. shipstation. the number one ch of online sellers. go to shipstation.com/tv and get two months free.
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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! 4:43. a new concern about gaps in airport security after a 29-year-old ground service agent stole a plane at seattle tacoma airport and took off without authorization and crashed into a wooded island with military jets on his tail. richard russell speaking to air traffic controllers before dying in the wreckage and flames. >> i have a lot of people that
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care about me and it will disappoint them to hear i did this. i would like to apologize to each and every one of them. just a broken guy. got a few screws loose, i guess. i never really knew it until now. >> cnn's kyung lah is in seattle with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. ntsb has recovered the flight data recorder. it is on its way to washington, d.c. it will be analyzed approximately mid week. investigators hoping to learn a little bit more about what was going on with the plane. this plane in the crash went through several hundred feet of trees. virtually nothing is left of it, say investigators, other than one small wing section. the investigation shifting to
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29-year-old richard russell. what was happening with the three and a half year horizon air employee. he had security clearance to be there as a grounds worker. he appeared happy at work. he posted video blogs of how much he enjoyed his job. he was happily married according to his family. for them and the friends he had to hear the conversations he had with air traffic control. it is simply heartbreaking. >> it may seem difficult for those watching at home to believe, but beebo was a warm and compassionate man. as the recording shows, beebo's intent was not to harm anyone. he was right to say there are so many who loved him. >> reporter: be,ebo is the nickname the family gave him. before giving the statement, the family said a prayer. they said it is the faith that is helping them. christine and dave. >> kyung lah.
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thank you. baltimore police say an officer caught on video beating a man has resigned. the video from saturday is disturbing. for 12 seconds, you can see the officer pummeling the man been h pinning him to the ground. this started when the officers approached him to speak to him. officers are required to do that anytime they make contact with a citizen. the situation escalated when the man refused to provide identification. baltimore's police commissioner is deeply disturbed by the incident. terrifying moments inside a las vegas clothing shop. a security guard fired a gun at the manager. police say it started over the weekend when the guard had an argument with his boss. he left the store and returned with a handgun. he tried to shoot the manager with no regard for anyone in the store. police shot the guard outside the store. no one in the store was injured. the guard is being treated for
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multiple injuries. firefighters making major progress battling the holy fire in southern california. as of a few hours ago, it is 41% contained. authorities have lifted evacuation orders. lake elsinore is the most affected by the fire. more than 11,000 people are under mandatory evacuation. that is down from friday. the man suspected of starting forrest gordon clark is being held on $1 million bail. if convicted, he faces a maximum life sentence in prison. heavy rain and rising flood waters giving a bride and groom something to talk about in new jersey. the police giving them a ride over the weekend. flash floods continue through the northeast. here is ivan cabrera with the latest. >> guys, good morning. the front that has been with us the last couple days with the rainfall over the weekend is not the best in the northeast. we continue with the front and we continue with the same
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weather until about late tuesday and wednesday. we finally begin to break out of the mess here which is resulting in heavy rainfall over last couple days. 2 to 4 inches of rain. saturated grounds. it will not take a lot of rain to provide us with flooding here as the area of low pressure is developing along the front. that means we will enhance the rainfall to the point where we get another 2 to 4 inches in the next couple days. then the front finally gets a push to the east. by wednesday, we begin to clear out temporarily. we get sunshine back and look what happens to the temperatures. back to 90 before the next front comes in. not the only system we are tracking. by the end of the week, another one. temperatures recover nicely if you are missing the august heat. it is back by mid week. guys. >> ivan, thank you. spectacular final round for tiger woods in the pga championship. it wasn't enough to catch the
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winner brooks koepka. it has been a decade since tiger last won a major. his 64 on sunday was the lowest score at a final round ever. >> what else would you expect? >> did you see that one that just teetered on the edge? >> one morr more rotation. >> brooks koepka posted a 4 under 66 to capture the second major of the year. he captured three of the last six majors. that was well worth the six hours yesterday. >> it was electric. speaking of, every kid who loves baseball has dreamed about this moment. two outs and bottom of the ninth and bases loaded and yu with a chance to be a hero.
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-- and you with the chance to be a hero. >> walk-off grand slam! >> oh, what a moment late last night. that is david bote of the chicago cubs. smacking the pinch hit grand slam giving chicago a stunning 4-3 win over the nationals. bote is the first cubs player since 1959 to come off with a walk-off grand slam. first time he hit a walk-off of any kind since going back to little league. the turmoil in turkey is causing a currency crisis there and that is rattling stocks around the world. we have that story in cnn money.
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dream more, dream faster, and above all... now, i'll dream gig. now more businesses, in more places, can afford to dream gig. comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. defense secretary james mattis is sending a three-star general to yemen to look into the air strike that killed 40 children on a school bus. cnn obtained the cell phone footage of the boys in northern yemen before the strike by the sau saudi-led coalition. it is believed the student who shot the video died after the attack. the united nations says it is the worst attack on children since the war started three
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years ago. turkey's president firing back at the u.s. recep tayyip erdogan threatenede u.s. erdogan said turkey would form new alliances. cnn's arwa damon is live in istanbul. arwa. >> reporter: christine, it is not the first time that we heard turkey threaten to turn away from the u.s. and nato and look elsewhere to the east and russia for support. this ongoing spat, a very bitter spat, with turkey and the u.s. is having a direct impact on the turkish economy. that being said, it is not just because of the issues that turkey has with the united states. although a real death blow was dealt when president trump tweeted out late last week that america would be doubling
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tariffs on turkish aluminum and steel imports. that sent the lira in a downward spiral. at the core of the issue is the turkey economy. the foundation is and was weak before this happened. of course, of great concern to the turkish population is where is this all going. are these two leaders, recep tayyip erdogan and the leader of america, president trump, going to continue with this back and forth that is really having widespread repercussions on the country and potentially further beyond. >> i was watching that currency crisis there. it is something of a deep concern. arwa, thank you. let's talk about that and the check on the cnn money. the crisis in turkey. europe opened lower. hong kog kong down 1%.
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tokyo dropping overnight. the lira's tail spin is harming banks. banks have exposure to turkey. in the u.s., bank of america and morgan stanley fell 1.5%. the dow alone lost 200 points. americans are shopping more than ever, but will the boom last? the u.s. releases july retail sales this week as home depot and macy's and jc penney reports. consumer spending surged last yo quarter. it will pay attention for the rest of the year. rising prices are beginning to eat into the paychecks. wages grew 2.7% in the past year. cost of living grew $2.9%. -- 2.9%. two lawsuits accuse tesla ceo of misleading investors to
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boost prices. musk fetweeted he secured fundi at $420 a share. he offered no further details. the suit claims the statement was false. that boosted the stock price and lost most of the gains since due to the possibility of a probe of tesla. it was remarkable. you were on vacation. >> it is always a wild ride with tesla. "early start" continues right now with the president getting back to work and the latest on the investigation into the plane stolen in seattle. president trump returning to washington to a new flip flop on his legal team. how rudy giuliani contradicted himself on a key question from the special counsel. a low-life. she's a low life. >> omarosa on the outs with
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president trump. she will play the bombshell tape she recorded in the situation room. and the leaders of north and south korea announcing a summit in pyongyang. we go live to seoul. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> very happy it is monday. i'm dave briggs. the president once called her honest, of course, but now a low life. we start with the president returning to the white house. following a week at the new jersey golf club that the white house called a working vacation. special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation is no doubt top of mind in the west wing. sunday, rudy giuliani telling cnn if the president sits down for questioning by mueller, he will deny he directed james comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> the president said he never told comey he should go easy on flynn.

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